The Savoy – Driving on the Right!

There are many suggestions as to why we drive on the left in Britain but did you know that The Savoy is the one place in where we drive on the right! IN fact, the roundabout is the gauge by which we set the turning circle of a British Taxi cab. All taxis have to be able to turn around that roundabout outside the savoy (this doesn’t apply to Uber minicabs!)
The Savoy stands on ground which used to be called Sauoy when The Strand was a muddy track which was a very treacherous place to travel, surrounded by field and bushes.
The Savoy Theatre is actually teh first public building in the world to be entirely lit throughout by electricity.
To find out more about TAXI CABS see my other video about Cabman Shelters HERE!

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